60 days in Grand Rapids & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

60 days in Grand Rapids & State of Sao Paulo Itinerary

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Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, Drive to Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids, United States
— 9 nights
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Drive to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, Fly to Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, Drive to Sao Sebastiao
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Sao Sebastiao, Brazil
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Ilhabela, Brazil
— 5 nights
Ferry to São Sebastião, Taxi to Ubatuba
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Ubatuba, Brazil
— 6 nights
Drive
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Aparecida, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Campos Do Jordao, Brazil
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Campinas, Brazil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brotas, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Olimpia, Brazil
— 1 night
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Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
— 4 nights
Fly
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Santos, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Grand Rapids, United States

— 9 nights

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Alden Dow Home and Studio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Rapids: Forever Curious Children's Museum (in Fennville), Bittersweet Ski Resort (in Otsego) and Midland (Dow Gardens & Dahlia Hill). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Meyer May House, see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, explore the world behind art at Flint Institute of Arts, and take an in-depth tour of Grand Rapids Public Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids route planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Grand Rapids is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Traveling from Budapest to Grand Rapids, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Grand Rapids: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Sebastiao.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sao Sebastiao, Brazil

— 5 nights
In the 1990s, the area's rustic appeal, pleasant tropical climate, and wealth of unspoiled beaches made Sao Sebastiao holidays hugely popular with wealthy Brazilians seeking calmer, less congested coastal spots.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Maresias Beach and Juquehy Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Sebastiao: Caraguatatuba (Cachoeira da Pedra Redonda, Martim de Sa Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Baleia, indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Royal, stroll through Toque Toque Pequeno Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Sao Sebastiao online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Grand Rapids to Sao Sebastiao with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Rapids to Sao Sebastiao is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Rapids in May, expect Sao Sebastiao to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ilhabela.

Things to do in Sao Sebastiao

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Ilhabela, Brazil

— 5 nights

Capital of Sailing

Translated as "beautiful island," Ilhabela has the natural landscape to live up to its name.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jipe Aventura Turismo and Juliao Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Baia de Castelhanos Beach, see Off-Road Tours, admire the sheer force of Gato Waterfall, and stroll through Praia Da Feiticeira.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ilhabela day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Sao Sebastiao to Ilhabela in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Ilhabela can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ubatuba.

Things to do in Ilhabela

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Ubatuba, Brazil

— 6 nights

Surf Capital

Ubatuba, a municipality with great swathes of lush, green forest and over 100 beaches, offers plenty of excitement and relaxation to suit a range of itineraries.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Barquario and Trilha 7 Praias Desertas. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Corcovado Peak, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Projeto Tamar, kick back and relax at Felix Beach, and stroll through Prumirim Beach.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Ilhabela to Ubatuba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ilhabela to Ubatuba is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Aparecida.

Things to do in Ubatuba

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Aparecida, Brazil

— 2 nights
Home to one of Brazil's most famous basilicas, the small city of Aparecida welcomes many times its population in tourists every year.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matriz Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Caminho Do Rosario, then take in the spiritual surroundings of National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida, and finally make a trip to Sala das Promessas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Casa de Frei Galvao, snap pictures at Passarela da Fe, then examine the collection at Didatico do Corpo Humano Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capela do Batismo.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, use the Aparecida trip planner.

Getting from Ubatuba to Aparecida by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ubatuba to Aparecida due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Campos Do Jordao.

Things to do in Aparecida

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Campos Do Jordao, Brazil

— 5 nights

Brazilian Switzerland

Pointed roofs, wooden alpine houses, and mountain views typify Campos do Jordao, which at 1,628 m (5,341 ft) above sea level comes in as Brazil's highest city.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Amantikir Park and Zoom Bike Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Campos Do Jordao: Parque Natural Municipal do Trabiju (in Pindamonhangaba), Pedra do Bau (in Sao Bento do Sapucai) and Basilica do Senhor Bom Jesus do Tremembe (in Tremembe). The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, admire the striking features of Portico da cidade, take a stroll through Vila Capivari, and admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual de Campos do Jordão - Horto Florestal.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Campos Do Jordao road trip site.

Drive from Aparecida to Campos Do Jordao in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aparecida to Campos Do Jordao. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Sao Jose Dos Campos.

Things to do in Campos Do Jordao

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil

— 3 nights

Capital of the Valley

Bustling avenues, tall buildings, and thriving industry typify modern day Sao Jose dos Campos, a city of nearly 700,000 people within an hour of São Paulo.
Kids will enjoy Parque Vicentina Aranha and Igreja Nossa Senhora de Fatima. Change things up with these side-trips from Sao Jose Dos Campos: Taubate (Museu Mazzaropi & Santa Terezinha Sanctuary), Igreja Matriz de Santa Branca (in Santa Branca) and Guararema (Parque Municipal Ilha Grande & Mirante de Guararema). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with Overdive Mergulho, buy something for everyone on your list at Vale Sul Shopping, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sao Dimas.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sao Jose Dos Campos travel planner.

You can drive from Campos Do Jordao to Sao Jose Dos Campos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Campinas.

Things to do in Sao Jose Dos Campos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Campinas, Brazil

— 3 nights

Brazilian Silicone Valley

A large city of over 1 million stands at the center of the municipality of Campinas.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Skydiving and Shopping Center Iguatemi Campinas. Change things up with a short trip to Ceu Sagrado in Sorocaba (about 1h 30 min away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 29th (Sat) at Wet'n Wild. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Portugal and don't miss a visit to Basilica Nossa Senhora do Carmo.

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Getting from Sao Jose Dos Campos to Campinas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Jose Dos Campos to Campinas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brotas.

Things to do in Campinas

Theme Parks · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Brotas, Brazil

— 4 nights
A gateway to nearby natural wonders, Brotas offers something special for lovers of the outdoors.
Bring the kids along to Territorio Selvagem Canoar and Anand Atelier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brotas: Paroquia Nossa Senhora do Patrocinio (in Jau) and Dom Pedro II Falls (in Mineiros do Tiete). There's much more to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Areia que Canta, and walk around Recanto das Cachoeiras.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brotas road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Campinas to Brotas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Campinas to Brotas due to the time zone difference. In May in Brotas, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Olimpia.

Things to do in Brotas

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Olimpia, Brazil

— 1 night

Brazil's Folklore Capital

Located between two rivers in the north of São Paulo state, the well-developed town of Olimpia is best known for its large water park and its roots in folklore.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Orquidario Aguapey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Joao Batista, and then cool off at Thermas dos Laranjais.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Olimpia online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brotas to Olimpia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ribeirao Preto.

Things to do in Olimpia

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Ribeirao Preto, Brazil

— 4 nights

Brazilian California

Described as the "Brazilian California" because of its pleasant year-round weather and thriving economy, Ribeirao Preto made most of its money from the production of coffee until the 1920s.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sesc and Ribeirao Shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Ribeirao Preto side-trips: Batatais (Camara Municipal de Batatais, Floresta Estadual de Batatais, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to FerrLeo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora do Rosario, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario das Sete Capelas, and walk around Municipal Park Dr. Luis Carlos Raya.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Ribeirao Preto trip planner.

Getting from Olimpia to Ribeirao Preto by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Santos.

Things to do in Ribeirao Preto

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Santos, Brazil

— 4 nights
A lively coastal city, Santos has become known for its sea, soccer, and sand.
Attractions like Tombo Beach and Pitangueiras beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Santos: Saudade e Praiao Beach (do Tombo) (in Itanhaem), SESC Bertioga (in Bertioga) and Praia Tijucopava (in Guaruja). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Orla e Jardins da Praia de Santos, get engrossed in the history at Instituto Historico e Geografico de Sao Vicente, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shrine of St. Anthony of Valongo, and don't miss a visit to Palacio das Artes.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santos day trip planner.

Fly from Ribeirao Preto to Santos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ribeirao Preto in June: highs in Santos hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Santos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 7 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Family-friendly places like Parque Ibirapuera and Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Paulista Avenue, get curious at Museu Catavento, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro De Sao Bento, and browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Santos to Sao Paulo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Sao Paulo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

State of Sao Paulo travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Specialty Museums
A trip to State of Sao Paulo reveals one of Brazil's wealthiest regions, considered one of South America's economic powerhouses and known for its high standard of living. The eponymous state capital remains one of the country's most cosmopolitan urban centers, housing almost 20 million residents in its metropolitan region. Beyond this hub of frantic nightlife and thriving commerce, a tour of State of Sao Paulo showcases lively beaches scattered across 600 km (370 mi) of coastline. Farther inland, visitors take advantage of the area's pleasant climate and explore numerous waterfalls, caves, mountains, rivers, spas, parks, and historical buildings dating back to early colonial times.